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Finding the Next SolarWinds Type of Supply Chain Attack

20 Jan 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

The SolarWinds compromise showed that supply-chain attacks are possible and the ramifications can be tremendously impactful. Other nation states will be investing in efforts to duplicate this success. That makes IT tools, security products, hardware...

The Rising Danger of DDoS Attacks On BTC Sites

18 Jan 2021 5 minute read 0 comments MintDice.com

In March 2020, while the world was shutting down due to the spread of COVID-19, something weird was happening in online coding classes, their registration was spiking. The brutal implications of this were quickly realized as the number of DDoS attack...

Latest Privacy Controversy Shows WhatsApp Must be Transparent

17 Jan 2021 1 minute read 3 comments Matthew Rosenquist

There is trouble brewing again in the WhatsApp community, with a new privacy controversy.  Users are abandoning the platform and there is a lack of real clarity by this Facebook owned social platform. It is time for WhatsApp to step-up and clearly a...

WhatsApp Still Needs to Prove it is Trustworthy

17 Jan 2021 1 minute read 19 comments Matthew Rosenquist

In the aftermath of WhatsApp’s privacy notification to users, that they will again be sharing data with Facebook, there is still a lack of clarity.  I see a lot of statements from WhatsApp and general chatter regarding what data they will NOT be sha...

Why are Cybersecurity Roles Confusing

11 Jan 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

The cybersecurity field is dynamic and the roles and responsibilities are ever changing.  People coming into the cybersecurity field often expect clearly defined positions and are surprised at the significant variance when looking at job description...

ElectroRAT malware targets Crypto users via fake Apps

7 Jan 2021 2 minute read 3 comments fklivestolearn

Hackers have been running this malware operation since the beginning of 2020, with the end goal of stealing victims’ funds Weare still reeling from the massive hack that was discovered last month in which the Russian hackers managed to hack into mult...

Update to Altilly Cryptocurrency Exchange Hack

26 Dec 2020 1 minute read 7 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Yesterday, the cryptocurrency exchange Altilly (https://altilly.com/) went down and on their website was a notification that they had lost control of their systems.  Today, the Altilly team updated the visitors with more details and indicated that t...

Altilly Cryptocurrency Exchange is Hacked

26 Dec 2020 1 minute read 14 comments Matthew Rosenquist

The cryptocurrency exchange Altilly (https://altilly.com/) is notifying users they noticed suspicious activities and then lost control of their systems when they migrated to a new hosting provider. Altilly is unsure if the customer's assets are lost...

The CISO Dilemma - When Leadership Ignores Risks

24 Dec 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

What should a CISO do when the executive leadership chooses to ignore critical cyber risks?  If the C-Suite and board are well informed of imperative vulnerabilities and yet choose a path to ignore security, the CISO is put in a position where they...

Mommin' It Monday - Stream 26 - Special Guest The Voice Dec 21st, 2020

22 Dec 2020 1 minute read 3 comments Mamaecrypto

Today we had a special guest in our Mommin' It Monday live stream, AKA "The Voice" talking about cybersecurity and sharing with us important safety tips that can help us stay away from scammers. I learned so much!   He addressed a few pointers and ti...